Thank you! I did not realize that is what I had done.
The reason the previous suggested solution did not work, is that the
ruby script is not issuing a command, but is only responding to an
I thought this:
Thread.new(cmd) do |cmd|
IO.popen(cmd, ‘r+’) do |pipe|
Issued a command to the system.
Where my needs are for a script that is launched by and controlled by
the mail server.
Here is what happens with the mail server.
It issues commands in the following format:
109 FILE Queue/190016.msg\n
The number is the thread of communication, all requests and responses
start with this to tell the mail server what thread of communication it
is dealing with.
Its followed by a command, in this example “FILE”, which is followed by
the argument being the path to a file.
The server issues a request for each thread while waiting for the
responses, but will never issue a new request for a previously requested
Thanks again for the help. I will go back to the drawing board.